Overtime

Dave Ruden offers news, commentary and analysis on the FCIAC and local sports

Overtime Going on Vacation

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Some people have been a little puzzled when I told them I am staying local for my first vacation of the year. The truth is I always take time off right when the high school season ends, and I have no desire to go away. I am going to do many of the things people […] [Read More]
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Taylor Zito: Building on a Strong Start

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(Taylor Zito is coming off a stellar sophomore season as the pitcher for Stamford High School’s softball team, leading the Black Knights to a league playoff berth and a win in the state tournament. Zito will be writing about her travel ball experiences this summer.) By Taylor Zito Hi, my name is Taylor Zito. Today […] [Read More]
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The Fortt Chronicles: Carolina Road Trip

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Stamford High School linebacker Khairi Fortt returned yesterday from a visit to the University of North Carolina. Fortt said the school’s stock has gone up after his two-day trip. “I had a real good time,” Fortt said. “I like the campus, I like the coaches, they treated me well. The team is a good family […] [Read More]
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Patrick Murphy: Looking Back on a Super Sophomore Year

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(Patrick Murphy had a strong sophomore season, earning a starting job on the Trinity Catholic High School baseball team. Murphy will be writing about his experiences playing this summer). By Patrick Murphy Coming into this spring baseball season, I had no idea what to think — would I be good enough to make varsity or […] [Read More]
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Taylor Zito: The Interview

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Ask anyone about Taylor Zito and they will tell you she is funny, personable, warm-hearted…..and a pretty good pitcher. Zito just finished her sophomore season for the the Stamford High School softball team, leading a senior-dominant team to a league playoff berth and a win in the first round of the state tournament. Zito has […] [Read More]
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Fortt to Chronicle Recruiting Process; Zito, Murphy New Bloggers

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Stamford has become accustomed to basketball players making the leap from high school to the highest level of Division I college ball, mostly from the recent parade of Trinity Catholic boys players. But rarely has the city seen it happen with a football player, and certainly not at the plane that Stamford High’s Khairi Fortt […] [Read More]
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Now What?

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It seems like a reasonable question: when you are writing a blog about high school sports, and the high school sports season is over….. Now what? For one, the blog is not shutting down for the summer. Sometime this week I will announce a new pair of guest contributors who will take us inside the […] [Read More]
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Westhill’s Trip to Yankee Stadium Postponed

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The members of the Westhill High School softball team have had  a season of ups and downs, so perhaps it is no surprise that they will have to wait a little longer for the highlight of their year. The team’s trip to Yankee Stadium tomorrow has been rescheduled because of the forecast for rain. The […] [Read More]
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